Janet DiMattia  


Growing Broccoli Sprouts  by Janet DiMattia

May 2020 - Growing Broccoli Sprouts

About the Image(s)

This shot was taken of my newest project. My son sent me broccoli and mung bean seeds to grow my own sprouts. Very time consuming and a bit complicated. I really didn't need another project but am giving it a try. The sprouts should be ready to eat in a day or so. At least it gave me a new subject to photograph. Taken inside with D300s -1/60, f29, ISO 400 in camera flash and tripod.


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6 comments posted

Dick States   Dick States
I like the diagonal composition with the sprouts starting in the lower left corner and leading right up and into the container. I feel the narrow area of background on the right side draws my eye to that area becomes a distraction. Being the subject is the sprouts I don't think it's necessary to include all of the jar. I cropped some off the top and the right side then darkened the plaid cloth. What do you think of my changes?   Posted: 05/08/2020 21:03:54
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Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
I think your edition has improved a lot the original shot that for me it was good one.   Posted: 05/18/2020 05:34:33

Janet DiMattia   Janet DiMattia
Hi, Dick.
Yes! - that definitely improved the overall appearance. I do like it very much.
Thanks, Janet   Posted: 05/09/2020 05:57:12

Zolt Levay   Zolt Levay
I like this, I can almost taste the sprouts (which I like but too lazy to do myself) and nicely composed and presented. I'd agree with Dick's comments, certainly strengthens to remove the bottom of the jar. I'm struggling a bit with the cloth backdrop; it's a great pattern and provides a nice complement of form and color, on the other hand it's a little busy and distracting.

What was the lighting? Seems a little flat and bright in the center.   Posted: 05/10/2020 09:08:11

Jean Armstrong   Jean Armstrong
Interesting subject. I like the color and crop that Dick did. It is a nice image of a common every day item. very imaginative. I need to spread my subjects.   Posted: 05/11/2020 16:47:26

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
A beautiful subject and composition! I appreciate the fact that the colors of the cloth are the same as those in the sprouts. I don't find the cloth itself distracting, but the fact it seems wavy rather than flat. I do like Dick's crop, but then he increased the light falling on the falling out sprouts, but the light doesn't light up all of those fallen out, which I find problematic. I like the lighting on the sprouts in the original better -- it's more natural and even and less distracting.   Posted: 05/13/2020 17:21:39